Sanctions compliance

Google must comply with sanctions and export controls maintained by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), United States Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry & Security and other applicable  sanctions. As a result, Google publisher products are not available to publishers in the following countries or territories:

  • Crimea
  • Cuba
  • So-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LNR) 
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria

Google publisher products also may not be used for or on behalf of a party located in the above listed sanctioned countries or regions. 

In addition, Google publisher products are not eligible for any entities or individuals that are restricted under applicable trade sanctions and export compliance laws. Google publisher products are not eligible for entities or individuals owned or controlled by or acting for or on behalf of such restricted entities or individuals. 

Publishers must also comply with applicable sanctions and export regulations, which includes OFAC sanctions, and agree to not cause Google to violate these regulations. You cannot use Google publisher products for or on behalf of restricted entities or individuals. You cannot use Google publisher products for or on behalf of entities or individuals located in sanctioned countries or regions.

Tips for understanding this policy 

Sanctions compliance | Google Publisher Policies

Recently added regions

If you're based in a location that's recently become subject to OFAC sanctions, your account will be suspended.

No grace periods or exceptions are possible. If you believe your account shouldn’t have been suspended, please use this contact form to request an appeal.

Account access within sanctioned regions

Even if your account is not based in one of the sanctioned countries or territories, you could still be affected by the sanctions. When you’re physically present in a sanctioned country or territory, you won't be able to sign in to your publisher account. However, you can still access the Google Publisher product Help Centers and other websites that don’t require signing in.

Accrued balance for existing accounts

We will only pay out accrued balances to affected publishers to the extent that we're legally allowed. For example, in Crimea, no payments will be processed after February 1, 2015, as required under U.S. law.


Learn more about the commonly used policy terms and what they mean in the glossary

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